Monday, August 1, 2016

Increase our faith

Hey y'all!!!!
I hope y'all are having just a grand day!!! We are doing great here!!
Quick run down of our week:
Monday: P-day and then in the evening we saw S. and S. and had an lesson on individual worth!
Tuesday: We had a lesson with a man named A. who wants to set the goal of being baptized! So that's cool :) Then we had a really great lesson with R.! Then we sang at Golden Age! Then we saw a less active named K. and talked about the importance of motherhood. Then we saw the I. Family and talked about the Atonement. We saw J. and K. and read out of Alma 22 with them!
Wednesday: we had the Soup Kitchen! Then went around trying to meet some people. In the evening we had a lesson with a man named B. and we read 1 Nephi 4 with him!
Thursday: Yoga Day! Wahoo!!! One of the Spanish Elders that does this class with us got transferred so now we have a new elder in the class! Then we had a lesson with B. (who we met a couple weeks ago). We taught her the Plan of Salvation and answered a lot of her questions. In the evening we had dinner with the M. Family and are continuing to prepare them for their baptism next week!!!
Friday: we planned for our week! Then we met a man named J. while he was sitting out on his porch. We were able to give him a Book of Mormon and he said we could come back and teach him more! In the evening we had a visit with ward members, the L.s. Then we had a lesson with a family that is new to the Inman ward (they were in the Spartanburg 2 ward before the boundary change). They were baptized not too long ago and so we had a lesson with them and the Sisters they were working with. Then on Saturday we went around trying people. In the evening we had a lesson with ward members, the L.s (A different L. Family) . And then we were able to see S. (a less active we are working with) with one of the ward members!
Sunday: was a great day!!! We had so many people at church!! The M. Family and J. came! (B. is out of town this week). We also had a lot of less actives there: K. and her nonmember Husband, R., S. B., a man named A,, and Sis A,! So that was super exciting!!! We still only had one hour of church this week, but now it should be getting back to normal! After church we had a little ward mingle after sacrament meeting where everyone brought a little snack to share and then we all got to meet everyone as part of the new Inman ward! So that was a lot of fun! In the afternoon we went singing at a nursing home with some of the families in the ward. Cool story with that! When I was with Sister Staheli there was an older lady named E. That we used to go visit but then her son told us she had to go to hospice. Well, E. was at the nursing home we sang at and she remembered me! It was so awesome :) Then in the evening we had another lesson with K. about Mosiah 24!
So it was a really great week! And this upcoming week should be good too! K. and J. are all set for their baptisms on Saturday so that should be really exciting!!
Spiritual thought for this week: This scriptures comes from Luke 17:5 which reads, "And the apostels said unto the Lord, Increase our faith." I love this scripture because we talk a lot about how faith is our belief in Christ and what that causes us to do in this life, but we learn from this scripture that not only can we ask Christ to increase our faith, but that it is a really good idea to ask for that. His 12 apostles asked Him to increase their faith, and so should we. I love this because it shows that there is nothing here on this earth that we can not asked for Heaven's help with. God and Christ want to help us and they are just waiting for us to ask.
I love y'all so much and hope y'all have a blessed week!!!
Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)
Saying Goodbye to our old apartment!

With E. at the Nursing Home- a friendly reunion!